“But man is not made for defeat," he said. "A man can be destroyed but not defeated.” (Hemingway, 29). This is one of the lines that Ernest Hemingway uses in one of his books, titled, “The Old Man and The Sea.” It was published in 1952, and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize the following year.
Ernest Hemingway is today known as one of the most influential American authors of the 20th century. This man, with immense repute in the worlds of not only literature, but also in sportsmanship, has cast a shadow of control and impact over the works and lifestyles of enumerable modern authors and journalists. To deny his clear mastery over the English language would be a malign comparable to that of discrediting Orwell or Faulkner. The influence of the enigma that is Ernest Hemingway will continue to be shown in works emulating his punctual, blunt writing style for years to come.
Throughout the 20th century there were many influential pieces of literature that would not only tell a story or teach a lesson, but also let the reader into the author’s world. Allowing the reader to view both the positives and negatives in an author. Ernest Hemingway was one of these influential authors. Suffering through most of his life due to a disturbingly scarring childhood, he expresses his intense mental and emotional insecurities through subtle metaphors that bluntly show problems with commitment to women and proving his masculinity to others.
From the time Ernest Hemingway became a renowned author, his works, as well as his life, have been analyzed by many. Under such scrutiny, many aspects of Hemingway’s works and life experiences have been in question to the realities and fallacies, which he laid forth. Much of Hemingway’s life, especially his time volunteering as an ambulance driver in Europe, has been in question to the true validity of his myth as a true adventurer and hero. However, as I have found, much of the mythology surrounding Hemingway is very true indeed, which leads me to believe that he did not embellish his life but rather used his experiences to create some of the greatest works of literature to be written throughout the twentieth century.
Earnest Hemingway was well known as a strong writer, but what many readers of his do not know about is the inspiration he gained throughout his life and experiences that made him a very prolific writer. There are events in his life from childhood to adulthood that helped accustom to his very unique style of writing. Hemingway was a different kind of writer than others; he often used reoccurring words of specific diction in order to create an effect on the reader. Every single one of his books were based off of something, as Hemingway was not the type of writer who sat in a log cabin writing all day. Hemingway was a man of great experiences, and his life was full of many inspirations that had helped attribute to his novels and unique writing style. Every idea of his was based off of personal experience, which he found inspiring. This is what makes him such a unique and original writer in my mind, due to his amazing life experiences.
Ernest Miller Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois. Ernest was a quiet and thoughtful child who had interests in fishing and writing. He played soldier games, and when they asked him what he was afraid of, he exclaimed, ‘’ Afraid of nothing’’ (Yannuzzi 14). During the next seventeen years, Ernest spent his summers at Windermere, where he was able to take fishing lessons, play games and be with his friends. When he turned sixteen, he started writing short stories, but they weren’t much of a success. Ernest was a disappointment to his family, because he didn’t want to go to college and wanted to be independent. His independence from his family made him stronger.
Ernest Hemingway was one of America’s best authors. He started out writing many articles, and then even novels fro some of his lifetime experiences. Hemingway was a great influence on American society. Although Hemingway had many misfortunes in his life, he was a great writer.
Ernest Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899 to Clarence and Grace Hemingway in Oak Park, Illinois.
In one of the chapters in the book entitled “Hemingway” the author Leo Lania tries to explain Hemingway and his work. He explains that a key to understanding Hemingway can be found in the characters of his heroes and in their beliefs. The leading
character “appears in various guises in the different novels and short stories but basically he is always the same type”(Lania8).Whether ordinary soldier or general, smuggler or gambler, Negro or journalist he is a man scarred by experience. He has always been gravely wounded, physically or mentally, either during the war, in the sports arena, during childhood, in fight for existence. At some time or other something terrible has happened to him and the memory persecutes him.
Ernest Miller Hemingway orErnest Hemingway as he was known was an American author and journalistborn on July 21, 1899, Oak Park, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. He was the second child and the first son of his family to a physician of a father Dr. Clarence and a singer of a mother Grace Hemingway which was really different from other families in those days.Ernest Hemingway got into Oak Park and River Forest High School and proves to be an excellent student athlete who boxed, played sports and wrote for the schools newspaper and yearbook. I suppose his writing career started there and when he graduated, he decided to not go to college and serve in World War I and also worked in Journalism for a newspaper before he began publishing his collections In Our Time later in the years to come.“The newspapers style guidelines influenced Hemingway’s writing style for the rest of his career: Use short sentences, short first paragraphs, and vigorous English” (Fisher, Kansas City Star).He won the 1953 Pulitzer and also in 1954, Hemingway won the Nobel Prize because of his genuine writing style in which he implemented in his literary works. He was mostly known for novels like The Sun Also Rises, AFarewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and The Old Man and the Sea, which he worked on and was influenced while he was in different parts of the world.Hemingway’s journey throughout different parts of the world and his literary works that was published at his stays there will be pointed out and analyzed individually in this paper.
Ernest Hemingway lived his life as he wanted. His writing touched the hearts of millions. His sentences were short and to the point but his novels strong and unforgettable. He wrote about what he felt like writing about. On July 21, 1899, Ernest Hemingway was born. He was created by Dr.